Bruce McCandless, USN
|Born ||12 Aug 1911||Washington D.C.|
|Died ||24 Jan 1968||(56)||Washington D.C.|
|1 Nov 1939|| ||Lt.|
| || ||Lt.Cdr.|
|18 Nov 1942|| ||T/Cdr.|
Retired: 1 Sep 1952
Warship Commands listed for Bruce McCandless, USN
|USS Gregory (ii) (DD 802)||T/Cdr.||Destroyer||29 Jul 1944||9 Oct 1945|
During the naval battle of Guadalcanal on 13 Nov 1942 the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco was hit and its captain, Captain Cassin Young, was killed along with all officers and Rear Admiral Daniel J. Callaghan commanding the US forces. Lt.Cdr. McCandless was the only surviving officer and assumed command of the ship for the rest of the battle.
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